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How to Pull Off the Blue Eyeshadow Trend of 2016

spring-2016-blue-eyemakeupHello, blue eye shadow: Welcome back!
Cobalt-colored eye makeup has never been so prevalent on the runways since, well, ever. But designers across the globe rolled out the welcome wagon for the daring shade during the spring 2016 runway season. There were indigo smoky eyes, many a teal cat eye, and there were even some sapphire eyebrows to be found.
Admittedly, seeing so much blue makeup all at once is a little overwhelming, but don’t be too intimidated by this edgy eye makeup trend just yet. You can absolutely try all of these at home.
Most women are still scared to experiment with the shade that brings on traumatic memories of icy blue eyeshadows of the 70s and 80s. But unlike the horror of that era, the blues right now are modern, fresh and easy to wear. For those who need baby steps, “an easy way of incorporating the color blue into your makeup is by adding a touch of the hue to the lower lash line. Use your regular shadows for the top of your lids, but add the surprising shot of color to the bottom of your eyes for a fresh, updated look,” says makeup artist Irene Kim.
If you are daring, try the disco mermaid look like at the Diane von Furstenberg runway show. Use the lighter colors as an all-over color across your lid or use it to highlight the inner corners of your top and bottom lid. Add the darker colors to the bottom lid from the outer corner to the middle of the eye, blending well with the lighter colors to create a beautiful eye-opening effect. Add mascara on the top and bottom lashes for more definition.
For a striking, glamorous twist, substitute blue for a modern twist on the smoky eye. Start off with a black (or dark grey) base, then layer a blue color on top to add some fun and depth. Or, dab on a variation of blues for a more daring and brighter look.

Good luck, and HAVE FUN with this punchy hue. That is the name of the game this season!

References: http://www.thefashionspot.com/beauty/653689-how-to-wear-blue-eyeshadow-and-blue-eyeliner/#/slide/1; https://www.elizabetharden.com/Tools-Tips/expert-articles/tools-tips-article-makeup-tips,default,pg.html; http://www.eonline.com/news/707440/24-ways-blue-eye-shadow-was-worn-on-the-spring-2016-runways

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